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Articles tagged with 'mps'


It's time for anti-MPS lawmakers to acknowledge reality

Published Oct. 18, 2016

The change in designation for MPS suggests two things. One, we now have better evidence that the disdain toward MPS is clearly undeserved. Two, lawmakers would better serve our children by working with MPS on its internal reforms rather than against it.


MPS' Bradley Tech opens doors to show positive developments

Published Sept. 30, 2016

While it's true that Bradley Tech High School, 700 S. 4th St., in Walker's Point has been in the news for the wrong reasons in recent years, there have also been many positive developments there. See for yourself at Tuesday's open house, from 5 to 7 p.m.


Op-ed: Why I chose and support public schools

Published Sept. 26, 2016

We hear a lot about "school choice" in reference to voucher schools and other educational options. Nevertheless, I'm eager to share why my husband and I chose public schools for our kids - and why I'll continue to support them.


MPS talks dual-language Montessori with South Side community

Published Sept. 21, 2016

Did you know Milwaukee Public Schools has what might be the largest group of public Montessori schools in the world? Now, led by school board member Tati Joseph, there's a push to add a new South Side dual-language program to that group.


High school cell phone policies suffer disconnect

Published Sept. 19, 2016

Milwaukee high schools have very different policies on cell phone use on school grounds. It seems high school cell phone policies are a microcosm of the differences between city public schools, suburban public schools and private religious schools.


WILL argues we should destroy MPS to save it

Published Sept. 13, 2016

Last week, WILL's Will Flanders posted the third and final installment of this series of policy proposals, in which he argues that the state must destroy MPS in order to save it. His weapon of choice is immediate full-scale implementation of the OSPP.


Profiles in Milwaukee history: Educator Albert E. Kagel

Published Sept. 1, 2016

There are countless Milwaukeeans who have left an indelible mark on the city, even though folks rarely utter their names. One of them is Albert E. Kagel, a German immigrant educator, who was an MPS teacher, principal, assistant superintendent and acting superintendent.


Fact vs. fiction: back-to-school edition

Published Aug. 30, 2016

Later this week, Wisconsin's children start back to school. In honor of that, Jay Bullock uses his column to take a look at some recent school-related fictions and attempt to explain the actual facts.


Mosley sets a first day of school example we should all follow

Published Aug. 24, 2016

After a kidney transplant this summer Judge Derek Mosley, who I have no hesitation describing as a beloved-by-all Milwaukeean, hopes to be back at work next week. But when he talks about his usual first day of school greeting of students at Siefert Elementary, there's no maybe.